Western Australia, the world’s largest lithium state has been short listed as a location candidate for an innovative battery research centre.  The state already has plans for a “Lithium Valley”, but will now have to develop a complete case to be considered by the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) Advisory Committee.
Tianqi Lithium, China’s largest lithium producer has won a strategic court order allowing the Chinese producer to become the second largest shareholder in South American lithium producer SQM. SQM is the world’s second largest producer of lithium, which originally raised concerns amongst Chilean regulators regarding the Chinese competitor’s...
Altura Mining has hit a significant milestone, with the lithium developer loading its first shipment to China from Port Hedland. The ship will be delivered to Lionergy, containing 5000 tonnes of lithium oxide with a grade of above 6 percent. Altura is already planning another shipment...
The Resources and Energy Quarterly contains the Office of the Chief Economist’s forecasts for the value, volume and price of Australia’s major resources and energy commodity exports. A ‘medium term’ (five year) outlook for Australia’s major resource and energy commodity exports is published...
Australian listed Six Sigma Metals Ltd (ASX:SI6) has announced a high grade lithium intersection at their Shamva Lithium project in Zimbabwe. The drilling was conducted at the Bonnyvale prospect, which has now confirmed two high grade spodumene rich zones. Major intersections of high-grade Li2O showed: 18BVRC003...
Western Australia’s lithium industry could be worth “hundreds of billions of dollars”, according to the Department on Industry Chief Economist – Mark Cully. The department recently released their quarterly report, which expects exports from Australian Resources to reach $252 billion this financial year. Although the large export numbers are...
Centaur Resources, a small cap Australian Lithium explorer is planning on floating an IPO for $15 million on the Australian Stock Exchange. The company will primarily focus on lithium deposits, however will also consider other battery metals such as Vanadium and Cobalt. The IPO, if fully subscribed,...
Kwinana based construction group Simpec -  have been awarded a contract extension worth $1.8 million by MSP Engineering for work on the Talison Lithium’s CGP2 project at the Greenbushes mine in Western Australia.   The total amount awarded to Simpec thus far is $7.8 million, in which latest...
Tawana Resources have obtained a $40 million financial backing agreement which is  required to maintain its future on the Australian Stock Exchange following a potential merger with Alliance Mineral Assets. The deal was led by Tribeca Investment Partners, who states that the cash injection would be used to satisfy ASX requirements for the merger....
Perth based Lithium Australia (ASX:LIT) is assessing a number of options to resize its SiLeach® pilot plant in order to reduce overall capital expenditure. Although the resizing will require additional engineering requirements, Lithium Australia believe the delay on the study will be negligible, with completion targeted for...